El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. said its normalized net income for the fiscal first quarter ended April 1 was 19 cents per share, compared with the S&P Capital IQ consensus estimate of 17 cents per share.
EPS rose 48.2% year over year from 13 cents.
Normalized net income, which excludes unusual gains or losses on a pre- and after-tax basis, was $7.4 million, an increase of 91.2% from $3.9 million in the first quarter ended March 26, 2014.
The normalized profit margin rose to 8.0% from 4.8% in the year-earlier period.
Total revenue increased 11.1% year over year to $90.4 million from $81.4 million, and total operating expenses grew 11.1% on an annual basis to $77.3 million from $69.6 million.
Reported net income rose 21.9% from the prior-year period to $6.6 million, or 17 cents per share, from $5.4 million, or 18 cents per share.